What Was the Founder's First 'Working Name' for Minecraft?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

There are a lot of video games that are made and released each year, but only a few become a massive global hit. Minecraft is one of those few games, but did you know that the game didn’t always have this huge fanbase or such a rich history?

Originally the game was called Cave Game, but that name did not stick around. What is interesting is that it was not a game that was made to be a hit or make huge sales, but it was something that the programmer wanted to create simply because of its own creativity-driven nature. It is also interesting to see how it managed to grow so much and then get bought by Microsoft, which shows just how popular the game really is.

Markus Alexej Persson is the founder of Minecraft and also found the Mojang Studios. He is known as Notch on social media and the game itself. He is a very well-known person and his name has a huge impact on the way people look at this game.

He grew up in Edsbyn, Sweden and was obsessed with Legos as a kid. At the age of 8 he started to write code, and by 13 he had created his first computer game. He then went on to create more and more games, and eventually sold Minecraft (and his software company) to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. He is a good example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success.

David Sunnyside
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